Wild Culture Farm hosts an active Intern Program facilitated through the WWOOF (World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) organization. We’re looking for those who want to fully experience the ins & outs of a working regenerative farm. We feel there is no better way to truly find out if this lifestyle is right for you than by spending some solid “dirt time” in a small farm & homestead environment.
We are full for the remainder of 2020 but don’t hesitate to contact us for future dates. Thank you!
Over the course of 1 month, interns will spend approximately 80 hours gaining an in-depth understanding of how our farm functions and incorporates ecology into agriculture. From holistic livestock management and building soil to native habitat restoration and much much more, the opportunities for learning, getting down in the dirt, and working hard are endless.
Below is an overview of some of the departments you’ll work with.
- Poultry– Laying hens, meat chickens, laying ducks
- Holistic Livestock Management– sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits
- Vermicompost/Composting– Compost tea, farm fertility
- Vegetable Garden
- Market Stand
- Orchard Maintenance
- Perennial Polyculture Systems
- Native Habitat
Since 2011, we’ve hosted educators and students who share a passion for living a self-sufficient and holistic lifestyle that is in harmony with nature’s systems (we started homesteading & hosting teachers & students interested in these topics in the heart of Silicon Valley before we even began to farm!). We love the cross-cultural knowledge, experience sharing, and world community building that has come from having these guests from all over the world. Thus far we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming nature educators and students from Australia, France, Brazil, Malta, Columbia, Austria, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Malawi, England, and across the USA.
Interns are involved in all aspects of the farm, but, depending on current openings, may have the option to dive deep into the following areas where they will, with guidance, have a specific focus each day.
A 3 month stay is needed for a speciality focused experience. Of course, as a highly integrated yet diverse farm, all roles cross boundaries in multiple ways and everyone is expected to chip in when and wherever help is needed.
Here are some of our most recent reviews from others who have stayed with us (& more reviews may be found on the WWOOF website)…
“A great farm for my first experience WWOOFING – Jennifer knows about a great variety of farming and permaculture topics including different composting methods and animal care, and is generous providing a lot of food options and homey, comfortable accommodations. Be sure to check out all her cool farming and DIY books too! A wealth of information here. The surrounding area is great too, no shortage of options to suit any budget and interest!” – Nina from New York, USA
I had an amazing experience here. Jen is super generous with her knowledge and resources. The work was diverse and rewarding. – Henrietta from Australia
I spent a week at this gem of a farm and enjoyed every second. The people, accomodation, and land make it a tough place to beat. I was able to help out with a variety of tasks around the farm, and also felt like I learned a lot. Amazing WWOOFing experience! – Katherine from USA
We absolutely loved our time here. Jennifer is the kindest and truly willing to teach and give tasks that you are interested in and want to learn more about. The accommodations, the food, the people, and the location are wonderful. The work is enjoyable, lots to learn about permaculture, and there are lots of fun things to do nearby. We would have stayed longer if we could have! – Maria & Daniel from North Carolina, USA
How to Apply
If interested in getting your hands really dirty with us, please apply thru the WWOOF-USA platform or, if that is difficult, send a short message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply with what information we require. Please mark WWOOF Application in the subject line of the email.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.